If you love gardening, you might have some starter plants in your house but surely you have been plotting and planning about what you are hoping to see in your flower or vegetable garden this year! I love having a garden but I don’t love working in it. I am a perennial kind of girl – give me something that does its own thing, independent of me, and it has a much better chance of survival! So, if we have a garden, it is my sweet hubby who makes the plan and tends to it.
There are so many different seeds we sow as our life moves forward. As I think ahead about what kinds of things I want in my life I need to be planting those seeds that will yield me that “crop” now.
Of course, farmers and gardeners know all about this process and the importance of each factor, only some are listed here:
- Choosing the seed for the desired crop
- Quality of the seed
- Preparing the soil
- Last frost/First frost
- Soil moisture
- Weather –sun, wind, and rain
- Hungry critters (large and small)
What kind of things do I want in my life in 3, 6, or 9 months from now?
- Stronger relationships?
- Better health?
- More money in my bank account?
- Improved writing?
- Precious memories with my family?
- A deeper walk with God?
This list can go on but each thing requires a certain amount of investment of my time. A gardener is very intentional about the seeds they sow.
We should be too!
What are you hoping to grow this year?
11 Then God said, “Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds.” And it was so. 12 The land produced vegetation: plants bearing seed according to their kinds and trees bearing fruit with seed in it according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good. 13 And there was evening, and there was morning—the third day. [Genesis 1:11-13, NIV]
May God bless your crop!